lyme disease http://nhpr.org en Lyme Disease Tests A Big Business, But Some May Not Provide Accurate Diagnosis http://nhpr.org/post/lyme-disease-tests-big-business-some-may-not-provide-accurate-diagnosis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the tick population continues to explode in the Northeast, the number of cases of Lyme disease continues to grow. It’s a big issue in New Hampshire as we have thousands of cases of Lyme each year, but experts say the number is actually much higher than what is ever reported. There are also many other tick-borne diseases that are being misdiagnosed and treated incorrectly.</span></p><p><em>&nbsp;Related: <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/things-you-should-know-about-ticks-infographic">Things You Should Know About Ticks</a>&nbsp;</em></p><p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:09:42 +0000 Rick Ganley 50450 at http://nhpr.org Lyme Disease Tests A Big Business, But Some May Not Provide Accurate Diagnosis More Ticks Means More Concern About Lyme Disease http://nhpr.org/post/more-ticks-means-more-concern-about-lyme-disease <p>Lyme disease:&nbsp; it’s caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi, although now that bacterium has over one hundred strains in the U.S. Transmitted by the tiny deer tick, it’s an infection that first causes fever, chills and flu-like symptoms. Wed, 28 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 49237 at http://nhpr.org More Ticks Means More Concern About Lyme Disease N.H. Health Officials Concerned About Tick Season http://nhpr.org/post/nh-health-officials-concerned-about-tick-season <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Tick season is upon us once again, and New Hampshire health officials are advising people to wear insect repellent and protective clothing to avoid being bitten by them and potentially exposed to Lyme disease.</p> Sat, 24 May 2014 15:18:10 +0000 Associated Press 49113 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Health Officials Concerned About Tick Season Things You Should Know About Ticks [Infographic] http://nhpr.org/post/things-you-should-know-about-ticks-infographic <p>With tick season in <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/high-season-lyme-disease-begins-ticks-out-force">full swing</a> - and this year being described as the worst in recent history - the risk of tick bites and tick-borne infection is high. Read through the graphic below to learn more about ticks, the infections they can carry, and how to prevent being infected yourself.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 14:09:37 +0000 Sara Plourde 48956 at http://nhpr.org Things You Should Know About Ticks [Infographic] High-Season For Lyme Disease Begins, Ticks Out In Force http://nhpr.org/post/high-season-lyme-disease-begins-ticks-out-force <p></p><p>Health and environmental officials say New Hampshire is entering the highest risk time of year for exposure to Lyme disease, and the ticks could be especially bad this year.</p><p>“If you have to, move to Aruba,” says Alan Eaton, Biologist with the UNH Cooperative Extension, “Get out of here for the next month of six weeks or so.”</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 20:55:53 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 48368 at http://nhpr.org High-Season For Lyme Disease Begins, Ticks Out In Force New Hampshire - Crawling With Ticks? http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-crawling-ticks <div class="transcript"><p>Here's a <strong><em>dubious </em></strong>Granite State<strong><em> superlative</em></strong>: New Hampshire has the third highest incidence of Lyme disease in the country following Delaware and Connecticut!</p><p></p><p>Southern New Hampshire is prime tick habitat. Deer ticks - not dog ticks - are THE vector for human Lyme disease. Two-toned solid colored deer ticks, also called "black-legged ticks" are smaller than familiar mottled brown dog ticks.</p><p></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Dave Anderson 30014 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire - Crawling With Ticks? The Widening Lyme Disease Divide http://nhpr.org/post/widening-lyme-disease-divide <p>A series by Boston Globe reporter Beth Daley explores how the tick-borne illness, Lyme disease&nbsp;continues to spread across the Northeast, all while doctors are increasingly divided on treatments, and the public is in many cases bitterly frustrated by the medical establishment’s response and the lack of ready answers.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guest</strong></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 30057 at http://nhpr.org The Widening Lyme Disease Divide PANDAS: Illuminating a Disorder and its Controversy http://nhpr.org/post/pandas-illuminating-disorder-and-its-controversy <p></p><p>The loudest and largest debate in health-care over these past few years has centered on coverage and how it ought or ought not to be extended to millions of uninsured Americans.&nbsp; But for some Americans, coverage isn’t the problem – the problem is getting doctors to agree on the diagnosis and treatment for baffling, or inconclusively researched conditions.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:32:14 +0000 Virginia Prescott 16767 at http://nhpr.org PANDAS: Illuminating a Disorder and its Controversy Living with Lyme http://nhpr.org/post/living-lyme <p>Recently, we learned on this program <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/were-not-outta-woods-yet-new-tick-virus-discovered">about the other tick-borne pathogens </a>we should be worrying about beyond Lyme Disease. In the meantime, more and more people in New Hampshire are contracting Lyme. It’s a trend we’ve noticed even on Facebook, where many of our friends are posting about their positive test results, including <em>Word of Mouth</em> contributor <a href="http://adammccune.com/">Adam </a><a href="http://adammccune.com/">McCune</a>…so we asked him to share his story.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:12:27 +0000 Adam McCune 13036 at http://nhpr.org Living with Lyme Of Mice and Ticks- Lyme Disease Surge http://nhpr.org/post/mice-and-ticks-lyme-disease-surge <p>A surge in occurrence of Lyme disease is predicted for the Eastern U.S. three years after bumper acorn crops in 2009 and 2010 and following virtually NO acorns last autumn in 2011. <em>Why is that</em>? How do acorn crops influence rates of human illness?&nbsp;</p><p>Oak forests demonstrate the ecological ripple effects when bumper acorn crops cause a population boom in mice which translates into an increase in ticks and a delayed-onset spike in reported cases of human Lyme disease.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:49:59 +0000 Dave Anderson 6398 at http://nhpr.org Of Mice and Ticks- Lyme Disease Surge